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Prosecutor: Man accused in machete attack victim stalked

RALEIGH, N. C. – A prosecutor says a North Carolina man accused of attacking his ex-girlfriend with a machete, had been stalking her after their break-up.

Local media organizations report a 20-year-old Neel Salil Mehta of Cary is charged with assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill, inflicting serious injury.

The police in the community of Apex-18-year-old Priyanka Kumari walked home from a school bus stop Thursday when she was attacked.

District Attorney Anna Davis says Kumari suffered wounds on her face, neck and hands. The prosecutor also says researchers found that Mehta had send Kumari threatening e-mails and was planning the attack for several days.

A judge Mehta bond of $2 million. He has requested a court-appointed lawyer.

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